If you are going on a low carb diet, there is one thing that you should know before you start. You are going to be doing more cooking, as there are very few foods that you can safely eat on a low carb plan that are processed and that you can throw in the microwave.
Instead, you are going to have to learn about some low carb cooking. You will find, as you start this process, that you start to enjoy cooking more and you will also start to serve your family better meals. They may resist at first, but they too can enjoy your new, low carb creations as much as you do. Just learn a few tips first.
Vegetables are a big part of a good low carb eating plan. Most don’t realize this unless they study up on the right ways to do these diets. Low carb cooking means learning to take foods that you may not have enjoyed in the past, or ever even tried, and to prepare them in a tasty way that you can learn to love rather quickly.
You just have to know what to do. You probably already know how to make some meats, but you can learn new ways to prepare them. You can also learn new and interesting vegetable cooking techniques and how to use good fats needed on a good low carb diet.
For veggies, low carb cooking means learning about steaming, and frying some vegetables, and then eating some raw. The raw thing is something that you already know how to do, but steaming is something new for many.
You can get steam in the bag from a store, which is great as long as they are legal diet foods on your plan, or you can learn how to steam them in the microwave fresh from the garden or store, or how to steam them on the stove. This leaves them cooked, but still crisp and full of vitamins and minerals that you lose with boiling.
You can also learn to make veggies with stir fry or other frying methods. The best part about a low carb plan is that you can cook with oils that you probably could not have on any other type of diet plan. You can use safe oils that are good for the body like olive oil, canola, and other oils.
Look for a list of recommended oils for a low carb diet. You can use herbs to perk up the flavor if you want, and you can come up with some veggies so good that everyone will love what you learn to make with low carb cooking and may even ask for seconds.
Remember that low carb cooking can have other fats as well, which includes mayonnaise and butter. These can add taste as well as a good base for fry, bake, or do anything else you need with veggies. You can also use these with other safe foods to shake up what you eat each day.
One of the biggest reasons that people fall off of any diet is boredom and hunger. You won’t have hunger on a good low carb plan, but you could get bored with the same foods all the time. Mix it up so that you stay on for the benefits to your health and your waistline too.